[patch] Usability improvement for list view

Christoph Wiesen chris at deadhand.com
Fri Sep 9 17:46:31 CDT 2005

Seeing that some popular patches affecting Konqueror have been introduced in 
breezy, namely the blue selection box ('rubber band') and rounded selection 
hightlights. I think there's one that improves usability in a similar way to 
the rubber band - better information at a quick glance:


This is about a change to list view that highlights the column used to sort 
the current listing. Thus you can see at a glance what way everything is 
To get the same info you would normally have to specifically look at the 
headers for the little "^" or compare two elements to see how they relate to 
each other. With the patch this info is always there subtly.

The nice part is that (from what I can see in the bug report) all the code is 
already there and it has just to be enabled. It actually had been active for 
some time in KDE's CVS, till someone disabled it - can't agree with the 
reasoning though.

As a bonus you get the: "It's in SuSE, too!" - and we know Kubuntu's better 
(since SuSE is now a community project too that might read: *different* now 
though) than SuSE ;)


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